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Cleco IT Solution Architect in Pineville, Louisiana

We’re committed to being the clean energy leader in Louisiana. By investing in renewables like solar and utilizing carbon capture and sequestration technology to make our air cleaner, we’re in this for the long haul, because our state and future generations depend on it. Come be a part of our journey at Cleco where we're Energizing Your Tomorrow.

About Us:

Becoming the leading energy company in Louisiana - helping our people and state thrive - means being mindful of the larger opportunities and evolving needs of all those we serve. So today at Cleco, we’re working from a view that starts behind the lines. Where we can see the full picture of possibilities and technologies. To line up our customers and communities with systems and services that power the good life today. And better lives tomorrow. We’ve always believed that electricity is something more than just electrons. To us, it’s the fuel for more productive days and work. The current that brings all of us closer together. The conduit that connects Louisiana’s present to Louisiana’s future.

Summary Statement:

The IT Functional Solutions Architect is a visionary person who will be responsible for performing “deep dives” into SAP processes and determining the optimal process configuration taking into account SAP functionality as well as business needs. They will work with both the business and IT departments in delivering those optimized processes. The position will be guiding Cleco from our infancy in SAP into our full utilization of SAP for the next decade and beyond.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for contributing to the development of the long term functional solution strategy.

  • Active in the design of overall business processes which enable effective and efficient business outcomes.

  • Supports agile projects through application of defined sub function approaches.

  • Utilizes standards, procedures, and processes, providing recommendations for process improvements, as necessary.

  • Identifies and manages projects and relationships which cross multiple business functional areas.

  • Provide communication to their manager to provide status updates on project activities, and identify risks in delivery or resourcing needs.

  • Meets with IT team to understand short and long term vision.

  • Meets with business partners to understand potential missing or painful gaps in business processes.

  • Prioritization of those gaps to value for the business.

  • Works with the IT team and the business partners to plan and execute improved process efficiencies.

  • Works with management (both IT and Business) to provide updates on progress toward selected improvements and increased efficiencies.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals. Understands how changes in the marketplace affect the business. Stays informed about business news relevant to own area of expertise. Knows how own actions impact critical business drivers. Uses knowledge about the business and industry to guide decisions and own work.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Keeps others informed. Listens attentively to others’ insights, advice, and instruction. Responds openly to others. Speaks with an appropriate amount of detail.

  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Gathers balanced feedback from others and is open to their perspectives. Is aware of own impact on others. Knows personal strengths and weaknesses. Gains self-awareness and modifies behaviors based on feedback from others.

  • Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder. Applies new concepts and principles to address problems. Enjoys experimenting with test cases as a means to learn. Learns from mistakes and adjusts accordingly. Learns quickly when facing new situations.

  • Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Addresses process breakdowns with speed and thoroughness. Uses process analysis methods like metrics and benchmarks. Focuses efforts on both processes and results. Modifies own work activities and methods to eliminate wasted effort and inefficiencies.

  • Plans and align - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Aligns own work plans and priorities with those of other units. Balances the need for adequate planning with the need for action. Creates a realistic time line with steps outlined in the right sequence. Anticipates and minimizes bottlenecks or delays.

  • Values differences - Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. Behaves with sensitivity toward differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating. Challenges stereotyping or offensive comments. Seeks out the diverse perspectives and talents of others. Works effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds, and/or styles.

Technical Competencies

  • Compliance - Works to achieve full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.

  • Analytical Skills - Provides technical guidance when required on supporting research schedules using appropriate analytical processes and procedures.

  • Architecture - Works with minimal guidance to design architectures that meet system and service requirements.

  • Business Requirements Analysis - Leads analysis of the business requirements that IT solutions must meet.

  • IT Data Management - Manages information throughout its life-cycle by designing and executing appropriate architectures, policies and practices.

  • IT Implementation and integration - Guides the implementation, configuration and optimization of IT systems and services, while ensuring smooth integration with existing IT infrastructure.

Qualifications / Progression

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 3+ years of related experience

  • SAP experience required

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.

Cleco Power

Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.

Cleco Cajun

Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.